Posted Thu Mar 24, 2016 at 09:19 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
No Zenny means some complications.
As the end of March approaches, Capcom has the first major update ready for 'Street Fighter V,' (check out the review here). The March update will come in two parts, first on Monday, March 28th, and then second on Wednesday, March 30th at 10am PT. Not only will this update include several promised features along with the first DLC character, Alex, but because Capcom is not ready to add Zenny (real money) to the game, there will be both free DLC (some for all and some for season pass owners) and a free trial period for DLC.
In brief, March 28th will see the addition of Challenge Mode, which will also include Trials for all 16 characters, Online Rematch (for best of 3 possibilities), and expanded Battle Lounge functionality. On March 30th, Alex and other elements of the online shop will become available. Alex will cost 100,000 FM and the Story Mode Costumes will cost 40,000 FM each.
Because Zenny won't be ready, Capcom will allow players without enough fight money to use Alex on a trial basis. That trial will last until the Zenny shop launches.
Best of all, Capcom is giving all players Ryu and Chun-Li's story mode costumes for free. Season pass owners, meanwhile, will be the only ones able to access premium costumes for now (pre-Zenny). Season pass owners will also be getting a new, free stage at some point "in the near future."
From Capcom, here's a breakdown of the two day March Update features:
March 28 (MON) update:
Demonstrations: Learn the ins and outs of Street Fighter V through helpful demonstration and tutorial content. Contains content for each of the 16 characters, as well as advice geared towards players of all skill levels:
Beginner Tutorials: 12 lessons covering, movement, normal attacks, special attacks, V-System, throws, counter hits, chip/recoverable damage, etc.
Intermediate Tutorials: 11 lessons covering projectiles, invincibility frames, armor and armor break, recovery, cross-up attacks, anti-air options, etc.
Advanced Tutorials: 4 lessons covering back dashing, frame advantage/disadvantage, combo potential, button priority, etc.
Character Tutorials: 16 lessons covering each individual character.
Trials: Put your skills to the ultimate test with combo trials for all 16 characters, ranging from basic to pro combos. Completing Trials will also earn you some extra Fight Money.
Online Rematch Option
Salty from a close loss online? Want revenge? Players can now play a 2/3 set in Ranked Match and Casual Matches, provided both players accept the rematch.
Battle Lounge Improvements
Enjoy up to 8 person lobbies, complete with match spectating.
Bug fixes and gameplay balancing
Various game bugs have been fixed, along with minor gameplay balancing.
March 30 (WED) at 10AM PT update:
Alex + related character story content
Fight Money Expenditure: Spend your hard earned Fight Money to purchase extra game content, such as DLC characters (100,000 FM each) and the Story Mode Costumes (40,000 FM each).
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